Sudhir L. Burgaard

Associate

  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Sudhir L. Burgaard is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation and Real Estate, Land Use & Environment Practices. She has experience handling matters involving unfair competition laws, breach of contract, environmental contamination, fraud, property damage, and general business and corporate litigation. 

Publications

  • Author, "Issues to Consider in CERCLA Settlements", American Bar Association, Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, Natural Resources & Environment Magazine, Summer 2015
  • Author, "Time to Issue a New Climate Disclosure Guidance", American Bar Association, Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, Natural Resources & Environment Magazine, Fall 2014
  • Author, "Clean Up Act", Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, April 2014
  • Author, “The Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods Debate”, American Bar Association, Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, Natural Resources & Environment Magazine, Summer 2013
  • Author, "EPA Issues Final 2013 Vessel General Permit", American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Newsletter, Summer 2013
  • Author, "Certiorari Granted in Two 9th Circuit CWA Cases", Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 14, 2012
  • Author, "The Multidistrict Litigation Arising Out of the Gulf Spill: An Overview of Key Toxic Tort and Related Claims", American Bar Association, The Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee Newsletter, Volume 12, Number 2, April 2011

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
    • District of Columbia
  • United States Courts of Appeals & Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Admissions

California

United States Supreme Court

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California

District of Columbia

Associations

Editor, Natural Resources & Environment Magazine, Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association (2013–2017)

Awards & Honors

  • CALI Award for Administrative Law
  • CALI Award Civil Procedure
  • CALI Award Criminal Law
  • CALI Award Legal Research and Writing

Education

The George Washington University Law School

Master of Laws in Environmental Law, 2012

Southwestern University School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude (Top 10 Percent), 2008

  • Southwestern University Law Review, Associate Editor

Princeton University

Bachelor of Arts, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, cum laude

Representative Matters

  • Prosecuted federal cost recovery and common law claims on behalf of a housing authority to remediate contaminated land for mixed-use development
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a city against an engineering company for a wastewater treatment plant’s failure to treat for chlorides
  • Defended municipal entity and city in California Public Records Act writ of mandamus action
  • Successfully defended a theme park against individual and general national pollutant discharge elimination system permitting and compliance claims
  • Represented a freight carrier in alleged breach of contract for freight transport
  • Obtained dismissal of an employment lawsuit on a property management company’s behalf
  • Obtained payment for a waste collection company alleging breach of contract and economic interference
  • Represented a transportation agency in California Environmental Quality Act, Brown Act, Porter-Cologne Act and Fish & Game Code claims
  • Prepared municipal entity and city for Superfund action involving potentially responsible parties, and local, state and federal agencies at hundreds of facilities
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